Job Seekers: How to Follow Up Like You Mean It

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By Laura McMullen

Networking. Writing cover letters. Tweaking and retweaking and burning your résumé and starting all over. You did the hard stuff. But job seekers sometimes shoot themselves in the feet by forgetting one of the simplest tasks – writing a 100-word email after applying to jobs and interviewing.

Here's your guide to perfecting the follow-up:

You applied for the job and now want to check on the hiring process and your materials.